Building on the programs delivered during the 2022 Female Football Week, Football St George is proud to announce its Female Referee Initiative.

The Female Referee Initiative is open to all females from the Football St George region that have an interest in refereeing.

The Female Referee Initiative provides opportunities for females interested in becoming a referee to access free education courses and free registration with the St George Football Referees Association.

The Initiative includes;

  • Free registration to a Level 4 Referees course (valued at $60 per participant). The course duration is 6 hours, delivered on a Saturday (date to be determined once expressions of interest are received).
  • Free registration for 2022 to the St George Football Referees Association (valued at $200 per participant).

Football St George will cover the costs of the program for up to 20 aspirating female referees.

Football St George General Manager Phil Brown said;

“We all know that a game of football is better with a referee than without one”.

“Referee numbers and coverage at matches has long been a challenge for community football. By removing the entry level costs for education and registration, we hope that more women and girls will be incentivised to take up refereeing and experience the leadership and community benefits that being a referee brings”.

Positions in the Initiative are granted via an application process.

To apply, please complete the following form;

Female Referee Initiative Application Form